The show goes off… and on

After 17 years CFRA has recast its morning show and regrettably I am no longer part of the lineup. It’s been great fun and I’m grateful to the station and to everyone who has listened in to my commentary, analysis and Top Five Strange Stories of the Week. But the Top Five will live on, as podcasts on this website. And if you’d like to help me keep it going, and provide commentary on the week’s news, please make a monthly contribution of a couple of bucks, basically the proverbial cup of coffee, via the Patreon button to your right. (Please note that Patreon contributions are in U.S. dollars.)

I promise I won’t spend it on coffee. Among my many eccentricities, I don’t drink it. But I do drink in the news, and spew commentary. In fact I’m going to keep the Top 5 going, and podcast my views of the news, for the next month or so. And if I get an extra $400 a month pledged in that time, I’ll keep them going indefinitely.

I’m sorry the CFRA morning gig has ended. But I don’t want the Top 5 to end, or our weekly morning sessions together gaping, griping and grinning at the mishaps, misdeeds, mangled rhetoric and mistaken ideas on parade in the news. So please help me keep it going.


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4 thoughts on “The show goes off… and on

  1. Darlene Crowe


    You are an intelligent, witty, and honest man. I will greatly miss your Monday morning commentaries.

    So sorry to hear that you will no longer be on CFRA. I’m not surprised, and I’m certain that you could see the writing on the wall.

    With 1 perhaps 2 exceptions, CFRA is no longer a station of quality. Lots and lots of white noise!

    Glad your top 5 will still be available. And wish you and yours all the best.

  2. Matthew Nikkanen

    Disappointing, as I enjoyed and often looked forward to hearing your responses to items in the news. There was also fun banter with Steve Madley and Mark Sutcliffe. I would normally catch a bit of your segment on the air, and get the rest of it on your site here. I hope you will continue to put out media, like Ask the Professor.

    I’m glad at least that the National Post is running your articles. I hope there will be more opportunities to get your defense of conservative and libertarian principles broadly heard.

  3. Bob H

    Well, I think that’s Bell’s final gutting of CFRA. Guess I won’t be listening to anything on there anymore. I used to listen to almost everything except Lowell Green. Thanks Bell, you’ve freed me up to listen to several hours of other stuff each day!

  4. Lee D

    I am very sorry that you are no longer with CFRA. I always enjoyed listening to your witty commentary. It is the listener’s loss. CFRA has lost its authenticity along the way with all the new changes. You will be missed.


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